Pros: Bought cheap at $25.00 new just a little over a year ago
Cons: print head failures are notorious. C.S. did replace it but it's bad again. Uses way too much ink and replacements are costlier than most. Paper jams alot and loses connection often. It's more of a hassle and too much money to maintain.
I have a love/hate relationship with this Lexmark S605 printer
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought the Lexmark Interact S605 All-in-One Color Inkjet Wireless Printer a few months ago mostly for the wireless capability. Our old printer was linked into our desktop computer but we also have 2 laptops so I was tired of having to take multiple steps to email what I wanted to print and then going upstairs to the desktop computer to print them out. Very annoying.
Defective printer, less than 1 month old; BAD Customer Service
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Disgusted is what I am. Bought this model on 19 June 2011, and the printer head stopped working, after fairly light home usage, on 7 July 2011. During a long, difficult call to Customer Service (difficult because reps English was so heavily accented that I had repeated trouble understanding him), Customer Service told me that a "manufacturing defect" was clearly the problem and that I would be sent a replacement immediately - to arrive no later than 12 July.
Summary: When my HP printer finally gave out I bought this printer new. Printhead did not work right out of the box and had to get a replacement after being on the phone with Lexmark for over an hour so had to wait a few days to use my "new" printer. Wireless is selective if it wants to work so I hardwired it. Now at least once a week it tells me NO COMMUNICATION so I have to restart everything when in the middle of trying to print. Cartridges are a JOKE!
Summary: The print quality of the Lexmark S605 is adequate, but the unit is noisy and slow. It has 4 ink wells, one black and three color. This morning I tried to print a document using 'black ink only' because I knew I was getting low on color. Much to my surprise, however, a message box popped up ordering me to "Replace your cyan ink cartride". "Printer will not print until the cyan ink cartridge is replaced". I couldn't believe it.